Researchers are exploring a new culprit in the ever-growing childhood obesity epidemic: rampant use of antibiotic drugs to treat minor childhood illness. Antibiotics changed the makeup of gut bacteria.
America’s youth have a serious drug problem, but it doesn’t involve the teenage backstreet drug-deals you might expect; U.S. psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to one out of every three children they treat.
Doctors are expected to advise and empower patients to make choices about procedures by sharing all information that may affect treatment decisions, including risks of adverse outcomes. But they often fail to do so, according to a new study.
Doctors have long believed that the low doses of chemo can kill cancer cells while allowing healthy cells to rebuild between treatments. Unfortunately, this heavy reliance on chemo has meant that any gains in survival rate among cancer victims have been offset by terrible sickness and a low quality of life during treatment.
If the endless parade of scandals, failures and outright crimes that have defined President Barack Obama’s tenure to date don’t give voters a case of the shivers, the fact that Joe Biden’s name will probably remain on the ticket ought to.
Those who were spanked as children may take a real hit later in life, according to new research. Lead author Tracie Afifi suggests that spanking can cause children to have mood and anxiety disorders and suffer from drug and alcohol abuse.
With the help of scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) the military is working to create nanosensors that will monitor soldiers’ health on the battlefield to keep military doctors constantly informed about potential health problems.
A Michigan couple continues to be harassed by the Michigan Department of Human Resources because they’ve chosen to stop dosing their child with cancer-causing drugs prescribed by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Good news for single men: The number of women in the population will likely be rising in coming years. The occurrence of heart disease continues to increase, and researchers have found an interesting by-product. Women with heart disease are more likely to give birth to female babies.
A baby boy has been born in Pakistan with six legs. The child was born at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi. Imran Shaikh, the child’s father, lives in Sukkur and works as an X-ray technician.